Snaps

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. I inched closer with silent footsteps, holding my breath… and Click! As the moment froze in my camera, the sparrows whizzed past and … Read moreSnaps

Flies

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Sweat dripped from my brow as I carefully set my roll of tape onto the granite kitchen counter in front of me. My … Read moreFlies

Window Panes and Scattered Nails

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The sunlight collapses lazily against the windows of our tall, stately house today, yet the gracefully arching pathways and crisp white paint job … Read moreWindow Panes and Scattered Nails

The Puzzle

This was the common app question from the 2006-2007 application period. “Peux-j’aller à… el baño? No… Me Permite ir…à la toilette? No…” My head spun, my bladder throbbed and my voice stuttered in some incomprehensible, newly invented language. Regretting all the water I drank at morning swim practice, I attempted to separate the French and … Read moreThe Puzzle